A national group of vaccine experts says provinces should not use AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on seniors

The vaccine was approved for all adults, including seniors, on Friday However, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization is concerned that there are limited data on how well the vaccine will work in older populations

According to NACI, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s two mRNA vaccines should be prioritized for Canadians over 65, while AstraZeneca should be offered to people under 65

While all three vaccines are 100 percent effective against death and hospitalization due to COVID-19, clinical studies have indicated that mRNA vaccines are more effective at preventing COVID-19 infections

The council of the panel assists provincial governments in determining how best to use the vaccines available to them However, the provinces can call themselves what to do

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World News – CA – National body advises provinces not to use AstraZeneca vaccine on seniors

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